RailPictures.Net Photo: WP&Y 73 White Pass & Yukon Route Steam 2-8-2 at near Fraser, British Columbia, Canada by Dave Blaze...
 
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White Pass & Yukon Route (more..)
Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Near MP 23.8 (more..)
near Fraser, British Columbia, Canada (more..)
April 27, 2011
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WP&Y 73 (more..)
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Severe Clear! - What a day for plowing...After two hard days battling snow in a short four mile stretch of drifts in the deep cuts of White Pass Summit the rotary fleet has much better conditions on this third day as the make good time heading toward the water stop at Fraser. The White Pass & Yukon's "rotary fleet" consisted of vintage snowplow #3 (Cooke - 1899) trailed by twin steam locomotives #73 (Baldwin 2-8-2 blt. 5-47) and #69 (Baldwin 2-8-0 blt. 4-07) with coach 211 (blt. by AC&F in 1918 for Oregon's Sumpter Valley) bringing up the rear. The train is passing over a large fill at a location known as 23A on the railroad (for the former bridge located here). The tank in the foreground is not for water but rather was a fuel tank that the railroad used to fuel the Caterpillar dozers that supplanted the rotaries in the 1960s as the primary snow fighters on the pass.
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